For the Mental Health Peer Support Groups, the Mental Health Equity Project and Leeds Mind have created a range of autism and mental health resources. They cover many different topics relating to autistic people and their mental health and have been created by and for autistic adults.

Please click on the buttons below to download PDF copies of our resources. More resources will be added over the coming weeks and months to this page.

Guides from our Peer Support Groups

Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

This resource from Leeds Mind talks about how to set a boundary, as well as keeping them in place for relationships with friends and family.

Setting Boundaries – Recognise and React

This handout from Leeds Mind lists ways to recognise when boundaries have been crossed and how you could react when that happens.

Infographic: Sleep Hygiene

This infographic, made by the Mental Health Equity Project, has tips on how to have good sleep hygiene, including using apps and maintaining your bedroom.

Guide: Loss and Grief

Made for one of our Mental Health Peer Support Groups, this guide lists the different types of loss and grief and what they can mean for you.

Guide: Disclosure and Wellbeing

This guide talks about disclosing your autism diagnosis, as well as the different ways of doing so and how it can affect your wellbeing.

Guide: Management of Conflicting Needs

In this guide, there is useful information about different types of conflicts and ways to help manage and resolve them.

Guide: Sensory Needs and Mental Health

This resource has plenty of info about how the sensory needs of autistic people and mental health are sometimes connected to each other.

Share your feedback

If you have any questions or feedback on our autism and mental health resources, please email the team at [email protected] and they will get back to you.